The rather large Halo: Reach Insider test that 343 Industries announced for PC earlier this month is now live, with the coveted invites already sent out to those selected by the studio. As previously communicated, this Insider flight is lasting an entire week, slated to close its doors on November 5.
Those who have not yet received an invitation email shouldn't be discouraged, however, as 343 aims to send out over 20,000 more invites in waves soon. The first invite wave had been for just Steam users running on Windows 10, while the next waves will also include Microsoft Store and Windows 7 users. The studio plans to test cross-play between the two stores heavily during this flight.
Jumping in, the contents of this flight include the Noble Actual and Winter Contingency campaign missions, Firefight co-op multiplayer mode in the Beachhead, Corvette, and Holdout maps, plus head to head multiplayer in six maps that run various modes.
The multiplayer servers will only go online at specific times throughout each day the test is live, with the offered competitive and Firefight game modes rotating every day. The first session of each day will run from 10AM PT to 1PM PT, while the second session goes from 5PM PT to 9PM PT.
Known issues of this Halo: Reach flight build can be found here, while the Halo Support portal can be used to submit new bugs to help out the developer. Note that those links will only work for those who are in this test session. Participants are also free to stream the game and share content from it.